The Shamus Dialogues

The Shamus Dialogues

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Late one night I was up and staring at the television screen watching a sports show.  The announcers droned on about some quarterback’s knee injury.  I found myself not caring about the story, but I couldn’t make myself change the channel.  I was transfixed, and my mind was wandering.  Just as my eyes began drooping, […]


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Late one Sunday evening, after all the masses were complete, and the last of my parishioners had made their way to their homes, I was in the rectory preparing a cup of hot chocolate.  I planned to sit in my favorite chair reading my well-worn copy of Saint Augustine’s City of God.  It was my […]